I couldn’t do one pull-up. My dad’s hack fixed that brilliantly.

One of my friends was lamenting that he can’t do one pull-up. Another friend playfully retorted: But I bet if you reeeeeeally wanted to you would. 🙂 She’s right… sort of. But she didn’t say how. Back in the day, though, my dad knew how. In the 7th grade — when I was humiliated that… Continue reading I couldn’t do one pull-up. My dad’s hack fixed that brilliantly.

I’m Yoga’ing and I feel a bit like Homer Simpson

Today I completed my third yoga session.  The class is taught by an apparently-quite-skilled (and patient and helpful!) instructor here at the main Google gym, and she’s noted that it’s essentially “Iyengar-flow” style. I, however, have decided to nickname it D’oh-whoa style.  D’oh: not in a painful sense, but in a OH HAI I HAZ… Continue reading I’m Yoga’ing and I feel a bit like Homer Simpson

Self improvement — how do you measure your progress?

A few years back, I had some free sessions with a personal trainer at my gym, and one of the most useful takeaways was this: Unless you write stuff down, it’s too easy to “fudge the facts” in your mind.  How much pushups are you doing with good form?  What are you eating each day? … Continue reading Self improvement — how do you measure your progress?